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Information Security Audit
What is this service?
The implementation of industrial standards and best practices in information security facilitate the organization in streamlining the internal processes and technologies, resulting in safeguarding of organizational assets, continuous operations, increase in the efficiency and overall business. The Paramount Information Security (IS) and Technical Audit service ensures that the gaps and weaknesses in the ongoing processes, technical configurations and operations are well identified and acted upon in a timely manner. These audits may or may not be against any particular standard but covering various best practices and standards which are best suited for that business and organizational IT infrastructure.
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Why is this services required?
The information security industry has various standards and best practices which can be modified or fine tuned to best fit your business and organizational needs. Product companies such as Cisco, Juniper, Microsoft or Sun and standard institutes such as Centre for Internet Security (CIS) or National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed their own standards for products and processes. The organization can achieve its goal of comprehensive information security easily by following these standards and best practices. By conducting Information Security and Technical Audits we can ensure that an organization is immune to various known threats and vulnerabilities as these audits are conducted by taking various standards and best practices as benchmarks.
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Pre-requisites from the client
  • Established and documented organization wide standards, policies and procedures
  • Supporting process documents
  • Technical Configuration documents or files
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Customer Benefits
    Typical benefits accruing to an organization as a result of Audits are
  • Adherence to various standards
  • Improvement of internal processes and technology implementations
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Paramount Service delivery process
Paramount follows matured, proven and highly effective methodology to help various organizations across various verticals address the vulnerabilities and improve the security situation and product configurations. This structured approach ensures planning of tasks and subject matter experts well in advance on need basis and adhere to the project timelines with minimal slippages. The steps followed in the Audit process are given below
    Scope and Plan
  • The identification of scope for the Audit
  • Project planning, resourcing and scheduling
    Information Gathering
  • Know if the organization complies to any specific international standard or self-developed organization wide best practices, standards and guidelines
  • Understand the organizational processes, technical configurations and IT infrastructure



    Information Security Audit
  • Prepare Audit review sheets/checklists based on various industrial best practices and standards
  • Review the existing and implemented processes against the audit checklist
  • Review system, application and operating system configurations against audit checklist
  • Understand the vulnerabilities and impact on information
  • Collection of evidences
    Documentation
  • Documentation of information assessed and evidences where required
  • Provide audit report on vulnerabilities and impact
  • Provide recommendations to mitigate the vulnerabilities
    Improvement
  • Assist in the corrective action on closing the gaps
  • Help in developing and implementing the preventive actions
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Deliverables
  • Information Security Audit Methodology/Charter
  • Information Security Audit Report : A detailed report on vulnerabilities identified and impact on the systems and organization
  • Recommendations : A comprehensive document on closing the gaps and improving the information security posture.
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